Porthcawl got off to a flyer in the new revised divisional league, earning a good but difficult win at Ogmore Vale.
The home side had the better of it against the Seaweeds last season but a visiting Porthcawl side under new Coach Rhys James, had enough in the tank to secure the points, with lock Richard Hnyda standing in as skipper.
After 12 minutes, Porthcawl’s driving lineout bulldozed over the home line, with Gareth Davies and Simon Curtis both coming up with the ball.
Jordan Skidmore, returned from TATA Steel, converted for 0-7. Skidmore always was a skilful player, although he occasionally tries too much, and his cut and thrust through gaps aided by his lightning speed paid dividends after just 2 minutes later, as he rounded off with a smart try behind the posts, which he also converted for nil-14 in as many minutes. To their credit, Ogmore took advantage of poor Porthcawl defence to grab a deserved converted try before the break, at 7-14.
A team of Ospreys players descended on Porthcawl RFC this weekend (29/08/14) to give the clubhouse a fresh lick of paint ahead of the new season.
Throughout the summer, the Ospreys have been getting their hands dirty after volunteering to help local rugby clubs with any odd jobs. The offer has seen players helping out at several clubs throughout the region including Severn Sisters RFC, Resolven RFC and most recently Porthcawl RFC where they painted the pitch side railings and panels on the side of the clubhouse, following a recent grant of £500 towards the upkeep of the club.
Scott Baldwin, Andrew Bishop, Rhys Webb and Lloyd Evans were all present on the day and joined in with the painting, giving the club a new lease of life in time for the new season to start.